Stuff My Therapist Says

What Is Inherited Family Trauma? w/ Mark Wolynn

August 26, 2021 Sara Makin & Mark Wolynn Season 1 Episode 17
Stuff My Therapist Says
What Is Inherited Family Trauma? w/ Mark Wolynn
Show Notes

In Episode 17 of The Makin Wellness Podcast, I am joined by award-winning author Mark Wolynn for an in-depth conversation on inherited family trauma. Mark share stories of his past battles with these traumas and breaks down insights found in his book, It Didn't Start With You, covering the same subject.

What is Inherited Family Trauma? This definition is direct from Mark's website:

When a trauma happens, it changes us—sometimes for generations. The grief, the suffering, the distress doesn’t always end with us. The feelings and sensations—specifically the stress response, the way our genes express—can pass forward to our children and grandchildren, affecting them in a similar way, even though they didn’t personally experience our trauma. Simply put, many of us relive the tragedies from previous generations and rarely make the link.

If you want to know more on this subject, Mark is the resource you need to follow. Visit his website, follow him on Instagram, and pick up a copy of It Didn't Start With You today.


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